One of Portland’s newest breweries–Stormbreaker Brewing on N. Mississippi–is celebrating its first ever bottled beer releases today, Tuesday, Nov 25th. Two of the brewery’s year-round beers, Mississippi Dry Hopped Red and Total ReKolsch, will be released, along with a first ever winter seasonal, Winter Coat. Stormbreaker is celebrating with a party at the brewery that includes DJs and new winter beanies and ball caps.
The release party kicks off at 5pm on Tuesday before slipping into a screening of sci-fi classic Total Recall on the big screen to go along with the brewery’s “Total ReKolsch.”
Stormbreaker has a couple of new draft-only beers in the works, too, including “Triple Double IPA” (a Portland Trail Blazers tribute and the brewery’s 100th brew) that came out last Monday. Also coming soon are Delorean Brown Ale and Fall of the Iron Curtain Baltic Porter.
Triple Double IPA
Achieving a triple double in hoops is impressive, but achieving it in your beer is even better. With ten hop additions of three hop varietals, Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo, this beer scores on your palate, rebounds in your nose with big aromas of grapefruit citrus and pineapple, and is assisted by the punchy, juicy citrus flavors to balance the slight upfront bitterness and big 8.5% ABV to make this a Rip City slam dunk. 8.5% ABV 90 IBU
Fall of the Iron Curtain Baltic Porter
Baltic Porters were largely forgotten in the West until the fall of the Iron Curtain and until now. Flavor has a big upfront but balanced sweetness with prominent chocolate flavors and hints of caramel. No roasty coffee-ness in this one. Just a smooth and silky finish with a touch of alcohol warmth. 8.0% ABV 24 IBU
Not quite as hoppy as our fresh hop 1.21 Gigahops, this deep brown ale still has enough prominent chocolate flavors and aroma to power a flux capacitor. Dialed back the hops to showcase the malt profile on this version with just a bit of roastiness balanced with a little citrus and floral hop. 5.9% ABV 31 IBU.
If you’re not one to hibernate through the winter season, the StormBreaker Winter Coat is what you need to keep the enthusiasm through mountain hikes, your city commute, or just sitting outside fireside. Chocolate Malt and Special B insulation keeps you warm while your mouth on the glass prevents any snow or sleet from getting in. Features like fuggle hops, sterling hops, and sweet orange peel set this Winter Coat apart. 7.5% abv/35 IBU shell. 100% delicious lining. Hand Crafted in Portland, OR. 7.5% ABV 35 IBU